Friday, April 10, 2015

Cavalcade of Authors and some awards


What's been going on with me? 


First - I've been touring!

Cavalcade of Authors in Washington last month was incredible!

While I was there, Michelle Lane, the event coordinator, organized some middle school and elementary school visits for me which included dogsled races down the hallways of course. And lots of laughs.

DOGSLED RACES!


This was my first Cavalcade and wow, what a day! The Cavalcade workshops were intense and full of magic - feeling the buzz of energy coming from all those enthusiastic readers.

There were 15 authors - what a thing to organize, yet they still made time for the little things like GIFT BASKETS!

my first ever GIFT BASKET waiting for me in hotel room! OMG!

I also had two personal assistants who took care of me - drove me around, made sure I made it to dinner, to my presentations, book signings, and to the airport! I don't know what I would have done without them!

A huge thank you to Michelle and all the brilliant organizers who made things run smoothly. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this.


Fun classes waiting for me to say something dog-tastic

B&N book signing - the line up went to the door!

Cavalcade of Authors book signing - where I learned what 1400 students in a gym sounded like

A treasured momento from Enterprise Middle school - all kids signed!







What's been going on PART TWO - 

Awards for ICE DOGS!


Children's Choices Book Award nominee with the CBC - you can go here to VOTE.
Ice Dogs is in the Grade 5 and 6 category!

Kiss the Book Top 50 List - Utah Librarians

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award - Maryland 2015 - 2016
Maine Student Book Award - Maine 2015 - 2016
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award - Vermont 2015 - 2016



And finally - PAPERBACK NEWS


Not every book automatically comes out in paperback. It's often determined by sales whether it will have a second release. So I'm extremely thrilled to announce:

Ice Dogs is coming out in paperback November 3, 2015

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen! 

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, you have been busy!
Congratulations on the awards and the upcoming paperback release.

Cindy Snider said...

WoW! How exciting it must have been for you to be a part of Cavalcade of Authors! Loved the pictures of the kids running in the halls...kinda makes you want to be young again and participating in that event! Kudos to the event organizers! What a great way to teach! Hope your book is chosen, I placed my vote! Congratulations!!!

catherineausten said...

What a wonderful event! Congratulations on all your successes, Terry Lynn. And good luck in the children's choice vote - your book is a winner.

Catherine A. Winn said...

Sounds like it was a spectacularly fun time! Congrats on the second release in paperback--see me clapping :)